Sixth Form students attend 'Brand You' Employability Day 2017

Sixth Form students spent a day with business and recruitment experts yesterday, as they prepare themselves for entering the world of work.

A range of speakers were invited to deliver a number of workshops designed to prompt students to think about what skills they will need as they prepare to join the competitive jobs market in the near future. At the conclusion of the formal presentations, students worked on their personal statements and CVs.

The main part of the day was organised by The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), an organisation which runs employability programmes for schools. Many of the guests were high profile businessmen and women, including local businesswoman Charlie Ryan, who owns local recruitment business “The Recruitment Queen”. Charlie and her team gave students guidance on a range of subjects including CVs, social media presence and business etiquette. Charlie was joined by her colleague, SCD Alumni Nicola Holland, who also gave the students valuable advice in a number of areas.

Fellow members of IGD at the event were Maria Myers from Royal Holloway, University of London and Shanade Johnson from Future First, our Alumni Network partner. Shanade had arranged for experienced volunteers to work with the students. These volunteers are members of IGD and all hold senior roles in well-known companies.

Many thanks to all of the businessmen and women who gave their time to work with our students at this event:

Steve Cadwell, Regional Training Manager: Booker

Ken Edwards, Director: Sphere Organisation

Shruti Chauhan, Director of Supply Chain Finance: Premier Foods

Martin Cannell, Crop Scientist: Defra 

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